Title: Summer Camps & Fellowship Co-Manager
Reports to: Education Director
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Date Updated: May 2020
Position Description: The primary role of the Summer Camps & Fellowship Co-Manager is to oversee the Summer Camp and Fellowship programs in collaboration with their co-manager. This includes but is not limited to the directing of summer camp and fellowship programming, and supervision and management of Fellowship and Summer Camp Naturalist participants. This person performs numerous behind-the-scenes tasks and must be prepared to problem solve and think logistically both individually and collaboratively. By exhibiting positivity, empathy, and a growth mindset, this individual should be passionate about mentoring the next generation of Environmental Educators.
30% – Summer Camp Manager:
- Generate camp schedules and staffing; coordinate camp needs with other departments; provide support (leading staff meetings, managing camp equipment and budget, program assessment, etc.); cooperatively make effective decisions about schedule changes, emergency situations, and camper supervision, safety, and behavior management, during the evenings and as needed
- Create, design, and disseminate digital materials for campers and their parents; be the primary contact with camper parents; collaborate with the Development & Marketing Director on marketing tasks
40% – Fellowship and Summer Camp Naturalist Manager:
- Oversee and manage seasonal staff; create a culture of teamwork and support; execute regular meetings and evaluations; monitor job performance and discipline issues related to seasonal staff; compile portfolios; conduct interviews and on-board staff; update seasonal staff handbooks; manage resources and budget.
- Plan and oversee trainings; schedule and organize weekly graduate seminars in aspects of environmental education pedagogy, operation, and programming; grade homework
30% – Education Department Team Member:
- Teach science, adventure, and cultural history classes to a variety of audiences; learn and present one-hour evening Naturalist Programs and work up to one weekend a month; Primary Audience: 4th-8th grade; conduct outreach programs as necessary.
- Demonstrate professionalism and show sincerity/sensitivity especially in areas of participant experience; show a commitment to individual and organizational growth and improvement; be flexible and maintain a positive attitude and composure when working alone/in teams, receiving constructive criticism, and during times of stress; show dependability in attendance.
- Attend monthly Education Department meetings; lead adult welcomes for teachers and chaperones; assist with curriculum development and review; continually sharpen skills by attending trainings and participating in professional organizations.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications & Skills:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 2 years experience with the development and delivery of camp programs and activities as a camp counselor, or equivalent experience
- Managerial or supervisory experience
- 2 years teaching experience; familiarity with outdoor teaching and pedagogical techniques
- Strong leadership skills: dependable, organized, highly determined, flexible
- Approachable, patient, and empathetic manager
- Communicates clearly, effectively, and tactfully; active listener and collaborator
- Experience in outdoor, adventure-based activities such as camping, climbing, canoeing
- General environmental literacy
- Computer, radio, and audio-visual equipment literacy
- Current CPR and First-Aid certification or willingness to obtain prior to start date
- Current driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
- M.A./M.S. in education, management, or related field
- Experience in an administrative or supervisory role in an overnight summer camp setting
- 3+ years of managerial and supervisory experience; experience evaluating staff
- 3+ years teaching experience; some residential environmental education
- Knowledge of B.E.E.T.L.E.S. techniques
- Experience digitally creating content for stakeholders
- Knowledge of SE MN ecological systems and natural history
- Have prior experience facilitating challenge courses, outdoor lead climbing, river canoeing, and camping experiences; are able to provide field support as necessary
- First responder, WFA, WFR, or EMT certification
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Regularly works around adults and children and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Noise level may be loud at times.
Communication, detecting, traversing, and operating skills are needed. The physical demands of this job will vary, but typically require:
- Lifting 50-70 pounds maximum with occasional lifting and/or carrying of objects such as 60-pound canoes
- Frequent standing and traversing to a significant degree (2+ miles) and up/down hills.
- Remaining stationary for extended periods of time while using a computer
- Constant movement and use of limbs including but not limited to typing, hauling, bending, pushing, and pulling
- Frequent communication (speaking and hearing) and information exchange on phones, radios, and in-person. Conversing with individuals and audiences of 200+
- Frequent facilitation of non-continuous, self-belayed high ropes courses; including but not limited to operating 30 ft. off the ground, traversing cables, lifting of participants on course, and ziplining
- Frequent interaction with non-living and living creatures not limited to birds, insects, and reptiles
- Frequent exposure to weather elements (cold, hot, rain, snow)
- Occasionally driving vehicles on and off-road, including but not limited to UTVs, trucks, and trailers
Eagle Bluff ELC does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire. Employment will require the selected candidate to pass all background, criminal record, fingerprinting, reference checks
Eagle Bluff ELC is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
All employees are required to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of their positions. The essential functions listed above are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
This is a salaried position with benefits. Please inquire.
- Email PDF of your resume and a cover letter to Jenna Moon: firstname.lastname@example.org
- First review of applications will begin on June 1, 2020.
- This position has an expected start date of August 3, assuming normal operations for the Fall 2020 school year considering COVID-19.